What is PCOS?
Polycystic ovary syndrome is so-called because women with this condition often have twice the normal number of small but harmless cysts (follicles) on their ovaries. The cysts are usually no bigger than 8 mm and are located just below the surface of the ovaries. They are egg-containing follicles that have not developed properly due to a hormonal imbalance.
Women with PCOS may also have one or more additional symptoms including:
- PCOS Fertility Issues – Reduced fertility, difficulty becoming pregnant
- Period Problems – Irregular periods or no periods / irregular ovulation or no ovulation
- Pregnancy Complications – Increased risk of developing diabetes or high blood pressure (pre-eclampsia) during pregnancy
- Weight Issues – Weight problems, being overweight, rapid weight gain, difficulty losing weight
- Acne – Skin problems including oily skin, acne
- Unwanted Hair Growth – Unwanted facial or body hair (hirsutism) / thinning head-hair or hair loss (alopecia)
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is very common, affecting 5–10% of women. A larger group of women (~20%) have polycystic ovaries (PCO) without the other symptoms listed above.
- Affects millions of women in the UK and worldwide
- Runs in families
- Is one of the leading causes of fertility problems in women
- If not properly managed, can lead to additional health problems in later life
- Can affect a woman’s appearance and self-esteem
PCOS affects women in different ways
Some women may have few, mild symptoms while others may have a wider range of more severe symptoms. The symptoms usually start in adolescence, although some women do not develop them until their early to mid-twenties.Buy Inofolic Alpha now